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View Poll Results: Which one of these would you rather use on a fairly steep hill?
A stander of your choice. 16 38.10%
A walk-behind of your choice. 26 61.90%
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:44 PM
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Better on hills--Stander or WB.

I know there has been posts about this. So why not have a new one, right? Great! So which type of mower ,in your opinion, is more suitable for hilly situations? Thank you for any input.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:48 PM
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I havent ever used a stand on mower, but I do have Walkbehinds and they work great on the hills I mow, they seem the safest to me.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:26 PM
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I'm from canton, good to hear from akron!
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:32 PM
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What can easily happen when walking down a steep wet hill / slope ? slip or fall.

Don't worry about that on a stander.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:41 PM
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I hear ya Bob. I have had a couple situations with a 48 stander that were not good. But I think it's due to the thinner wheels and closer wheel base on the particular one I was on. I have had better luck with a similar machine that had a wider wheel base, plus a bit wider tires. Thanks for the input so far you guys.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:25 PM
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My 48" fixed deck stander is my choice for the steep hills. I can mow hills that I wouldn't try with my 36" Toro WB. Not that the Toro is bad, it is just that the Stander is really really good.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:30 PM
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Depends on the conditions for me. If the hill is fairly steep then I'll use the walk-behinds, but if it's not, then I'll use my standers. And if any hill is wet, then I'm using the walk-behinds no matter what.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:24 PM
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standers have always been better fur us. i love my 48 fixed decks. i can mow some very serious hills that others here shy away form, wet or dry. i find dry to be more dangerous and easier to loose traction.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:25 PM
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Great feedback so far.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:33 PM
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